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The Golden Braid
The Golden Braid | Melanie Dickerson
11 posts | 17 read | 10 to read
The one who needs rescuing isn't always the one in the tower. Rapunzel can throw a knife better than any man around. And her skills as an artist rival those of any artist she's met. But for a woman in medieval times, the one skill she most desires is the hardest one to obtain: the ability to read. After yet another young man asks for Rapunzel's hand in marriage, Mother decides they need to move once again, but this time to a larger city. Rapunzel's heart soarssurely there she can fulfill her dream. But Mother won't let her close to a man. She claims that no man can be trusted. After being rescued by a knight on the road to the city, and in turn rescuing him farther down the road, Rapunzel's opportunity arrives at last. This knight, Sir Gerek, agrees to educate Rapunzel in order to pay back his debt. She just has to put up with his arrogant nature and single-minded focus on riches and prestige. But this Rapunzel story is unlike any other and the mystery that she uncovers will change everythingexcept her happily ever after.
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The Golden Braid | Melanie Dickerson
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Mehso-so

Not a bad retelling of Rapunzel but it didn‘t quite work in some places. Very heavy on Christianity, which makes sense for the time period. However, it was more of a lecture in many places than something the characters believed. Parts of the plot flowed well, while others were kind of bland and tedious.

#fairytaleretelling

rretzler Have you read any of Vivian Vande Velda‘s fairytale retellings? Cloaked in Red and The Rumplestiltskin Problem are middle-grade reads that are very fun as is Tales From the Brothers Grimm and Sisters Weird. The first two are books of retellings of the same story while the third contains a variety of different stories. 4mo
SW-T Not yet, but my TBR pile thanks you! 😉😂 4mo
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PagesByTheWater
The Golden Braid | Melanie Dickerson
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Mehso-so

I liked reading this. The story wasn‘t QUITE original (got a Tangled throwback) and it was oddly heavy on the Christianity. In the first half it made sense for the time period, but at the end I felt like I was back in youth group with my pastor trying to tie everything back to God and the Bible.
Still an enjoyable read!
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#LitsyAtoZ #letterD

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PagesByTheWater
The Golden Braid | Melanie Dickerson
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I‘m excited to read one of the books I received in the #happilyeverafterswap from @biblioprincess for the #letterD of the #LitsyAtoZ challenge. Decided to break my sci-fi streak and move onto the fairytales to get me into a magical mood for upcoming mermaid season 🧜🏼‍♀️

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PagesByTheWater
The Golden Braid | Melanie Dickerson
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@biblioprincess I LOVE ALL MY THINGS THANK YOU! As you can tell I like the chocolates heehee. I cannot remember mentioning that green is my favorite color but it is AND I love Celtic knots! The bookmark is beautiful and so is the lovely stone box (what kind of stone is it?)! I have not heard of either of these books and I am SO EXCITED TO READ THEM! Thank you! ❤️
#happilyeverafterswap #litsyswaps

Chrissyreadit Those books both sound great! And your journal is lovely! 9mo
Crazeedi ❤ your journal! 9mo
ApplesandSpindles I have Black Heart, Ivory Bones because there are some stories by Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess. Good collection! Have fun! 9mo
biblioprincess I‘m so glad you liked them!!! 😊 I enjoyed both books and hope you do too, happy reading!! Also, the stone is Indian 🌸 🧚‍♂️ 9mo
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cjbooklover
The Golden Braid | Melanie Dickerson
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It was a good story. It does not exactly follow the original Rapunzel story, but I didn‘t mind. It was a sweet romance, which was perfect for this hopeless romantic.😂

TheReadingMermaid Stacked 😁 9mo
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hes7
The Golden Braid | Melanie Dickerson
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A Rapunzel retelling full of the dangers of long-kept secrets, manipulative villains, and heartfelt romance. #Gold #JuneTunz (I received a free copy of this book. All opinions expressed are my own.)

Cinfhen Interesting concept 2y
monkeygirlsmama My sister-in-law told me this was her favorite Dickerson book so far, and she's a read them all. 2y
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The Golden Braid | Melanie Dickerson
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This is the only Christian YA title I could find at the base library. Have you read it?

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bochord
The Golden Braid | Melanie Dickerson
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I usually do not like Christian fiction but this kept me guessing all the way through. Very relaxing and enjoyable read.

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NovelPairing
The Golden Braid | Melanie Dickerson
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This might be my last Rapunzel retelling for a while, and I'm gearing up for my next fixation: Peter Pan Retellings (so if you know of any good ones, send them my way)

#bookstagram #fantasy #flatlay #yafantasy #youngadult #bookphotography #rapunzel #fairytaleretelling #fairytale

Laalaleighh I've heard interesting things about 3y
cjbooklover The Lost Girl series by Chanda Hahn is good. 10mo
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intothehallofbooks
The Golden Braid | Melanie Dickerson
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OHHH I adored this Rapunzel retelling! It does not stick to the original fairytale exactly, which I love. This book is 6th in a companion series: I read it first without problem. It read quickly and easily (like younger YA) which is great because I was looking for a short break from the world's ills when I picked it up. Fun characters. I'll definitely be back for more of this series.
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[1st book finished for #24in48! 3/24 #readathon hrs read!]

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AmyS
The Golden Braid | Melanie Dickerson
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Mehso-so

Meh. I generally like retellings of fairy tales but this one never quite grabbed me. I found it too predictable and way too religious for me. Still, I mostly liked Rapunzel and the knight and their back stories were interesting.

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